The Outdoor Learning Classroom at Slack Elementary, funded with a grant from the Lufkin ISD Education Foundation, has three new residents in the beautiful space. Ivonne Hunt, a paraprofessional at Slack Elementary and owner of Bald Hill Poultry, donated three chickens and some items including watering jugs and cleaning supplies.

The 5th grade Dual Language students will be feed and water the chickens daily. To get the chickens ready for their new environment, veterinarian and Lufkin ISD alum, Dr. Brian Hafernick, certified the chickens even allowing the students to listen to the chickens’ heartbeat.

The classroom still has a few more modifications before the unveiling of the outdoor space to the parents and the public. There will be an open house to show off the new space once everything is complete.